Megan Draheim
What Qualifies as Urban Habitat?
August 16, 2017 — Megan Draheim

Most of the world’s human citizens now live in cities, and the percentage of people who do (as well as the percentage of urbanized land) is only going to grow. An awareness of urban biodiversity helps to dispel the myth that “nature” only happens away from the human-built environment. By that telling, humans are not part of nature, and this perspective has led to some of the most damaging environmental issues we’re currently facing. Understanding that humans are a part… Read More
Rebecca Lamphear and classmates in India for their International Field Experience in January 2015
My Glimpse at Different Conservation Solutions in India
March 4, 2015 — Rebecca Lamphear

As I arrived at the airport and prepared to meet my classmates from the Online Master of Natural Resources program in person for the very first time, I began to feel a bit apprehensive at the task before us. Our goal: an analysis of the sustainable livelihood programs in the Western Terai-Arc Tiger Conservation landscape, State of Uttarakhand, India. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this ten-day International Field Experience but several questions crossed my mind right off the… Read More
Moroccan Tea
Having Tea in a Casablanca Slum
February 17, 2015 — Kimberly Sutherland

"Casablanca is a city of glaring social inequalities, where the rich live alongside the poor. It is a city of both high-rise towers and slums. It is a financial and business center as well as a center of misery, unemployment and so on." (King Mohammed VI, Oct. 11, 2013) (more…) Read More
Hugo in Morocco
How the XMNR is Preparing Me to be a Global Leader
February 9, 2015 — Hugo Mogollon

On January 7th, two Muslim extremists attacked Charlie Hebdo, a satiric newspaper in Paris, carrying out an act that shocked the world and raised grave fears of more terrorist attacks. While a tense situation was developing in Europe with an increase of sentiments against Islam, I was, in contrast, experiencing the tremendous amount of beauty that the Islamic culture had to offer. I was visiting two Muslim countries - Morocco and Turkey - as part of my international residency (IR)… Read More
Reflections on XMNR experience in China on Coca-Cola Journey
August 20, 2013 — Jill Knoll

XMNR alumnus Jill Knoll, who works for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia reflected on her experiences during the XMNR International Residency in March 2013 exploring sustainable development and water management challenges in southwestern China.  Her reflections were published as part of Coca-Cola Journey, the global company website, and was subsequently reposted on several regional corporate blogs.  Read about Jill's experience on Coca-Cola Journey here. Read More